Grosses

'American Sniper' Adds $3.8 Million on Wednesday; 'The Boy Next Door' Takes $0.84 MillionJanuary 29, 2015 06:25 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports that American Sniper added another $3.8 million to its haul on Wednesday, down 49 percent from the same day last week. The biopic has earned $213.4 million domestically to-date, putting it just 2.5 percent behind the pace of 2004's The Passion of the Christ. BoxOffice is forecasting a third consecutive weekend victory for the film over the upcoming Super Bowl weekend.

The Boy Next Door took in $0.84 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day total of $17.8 million. That puts it 19.5 percent ahead of star Jennifer Lopez's The Back-Up Plan.

The Wedding Ringer claimed third place on Wednesday with $0.72 million, down 38 percent from the same day last week. The Kevin Hart-led comedy as brought in $41.8 million through its first 13 days of release.

Oscar contender The Imitation Game was up 3 percent from last Wednesday to $0.55 million yesterday. Its domestic total now stands at $62.2 million.

Paddington capped off the top five with $0.45 million, a healthy 20 percent drop from last week. The well-received animated adaptation has gathered $41.6 million at the domestic box office thus far.

Meanwhile, Mortdecai added $0.28 million yesterday -- giving it a six-day cume of $5.16 million. Strange Magic now stands at $6.25 million through six days with its $0.21 million Wednesday take.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 16 - Sun, Jun. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Forever$52,783,393--2,842--$18,573$52,783,3931Warner Bros.
2Congo$10,702,870-57%2,67627$4,000$35,345,4092Paramount
3Casper$6,629,963-39%2,7571$2,405$66,334,5834Universal
4The Bridges of Madison County$6,573,370-30%1,9864$3,310$26,436,7503Warner Bros.
5Die Hard: With A Vengeance$4,217,147-36%2,200-379$1,917$46,215,4285Fox
6Braveheart$4,117,820-25%2,0372$2,022$30,048,1584Paramount
7Crimson Tide$3,540,508-31%1,804-344$1,963$45,328,5126Disney
8Forget Paris$1,683,880-33%1,380-229$1,220$21,253,2145Sony / Columbia
9While You Were Sleeping$1,671,527-30%1,242-204$1,346$52,131,0329Disney